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English translation: mental movement

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French term or phrase:"mouvement de l'esprit"
English translation:mental movement
Entered by: rousselures
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10:58 Mar 27, 2007
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Social Sciences - Linguistics / freudian psychoanalysis
French term or phrase: "mouvement de l'esprit"
This expression is used to define Freud's Witz in the general context of Wit in relation to the unconscious. Is it simply "a movement of the spirit", or a more complex notion?
arbizonne
mental movement
Explanation:
I think it has more to do with "avoir de l'esprit" than with the spirit as such. The intelligence rather than the soul...

"Wit on the other hand is a tendentious mental movement, attempting to find ..."
www.digitalpeirce.fee.unicamp.br/p-witwir.htm

mental movement of the living organism toward an excitational. state of quiescence. ... Freud, S. : Wit and its relation to the unconscious. ...
www.springerlink.com/index/G602478023N16187.pdf

This means that a study of Carew's wit is a study in what distinguishes him from ... and attempt to track the movements of the mind, as Donne's images do, ...
www.geocities.com/magdamun/carewking.html

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rousselures
Canada
Local time: 00:49
Grading comment
Yes, I began thinking along these lines and eventually translated it as "mental function". Many thanks.
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mental movement


Explanation:
I think it has more to do with "avoir de l'esprit" than with the spirit as such. The intelligence rather than the soul...

"Wit on the other hand is a tendentious mental movement, attempting to find ..."
www.digitalpeirce.fee.unicamp.br/p-witwir.htm

mental movement of the living organism toward an excitational. state of quiescence. ... Freud, S. : Wit and its relation to the unconscious. ...
www.springerlink.com/index/G602478023N16187.pdf

This means that a study of Carew's wit is a study in what distinguishes him from ... and attempt to track the movements of the mind, as Donne's images do, ...
www.geocities.com/magdamun/carewking.html



rousselures
Canada
Local time: 00:49
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Yes, I began thinking along these lines and eventually translated it as "mental function". Many thanks.
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